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Global Food Company Sigma Debuts ‘Better Balance’ Plant-Based Meats and Dairy in US

Sigma, a multi-billion dollar food company with leading brands in 18 countries, announces the launch of its new plant-based brand Better Balance in the US. Featuring plant-based shreds, grounds, and dairy-free cheese, Better Balance is currently available for foodservice channels, with future plans for additional products and direct-to-consumer sales. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Better Balance states its products focus on providing great taste, texture, nutrition and versatility. Offerings include: Shreds …

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Country Crock Decadent Plant Cream

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Country Crock Adds New Plant Cream Heavy Whipping Cream to Dairy-Free Line

Country Crock, an Upfield food brand known for its buttery spreads, is launching Plant Cream – a plant-based alternative to traditional heavy whipping cream. The product, which Country Crock says provides a “no-sacrifice” dairy replacement, is now available nationwide in the US at Kroger, and will be coming soon to Publix and regional retailers Albertsons, Safeway, Price Chopper, and United Supermarkets. Elevating recipes According to the brand, the new Plant …

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Dream Pops Chocolate Bites

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Dream Pops Enters $52.6B Confections Market with Launch of “Indulgent” Dream Pops Crunch

Frozen novelty pioneer Dream Pops announces its first shelf-stable offering, Dream Pops Crunch, is debuting DTC on the brand’s website on Friday, July 15th. Available in six flavors, the chocolate-coated, plant-based confections will also launch through Amazon and select retailers in September, before a larger-scale rollout to 2,000 retail stores in 2022.  Known for its low-calorie, better-for-you ice creams, Dream Pops says it seeks to become a category leader and …

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mycoprotein-based butter

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Mycorena Develops “First Ever” Mycoprotein-Based Butter

Sweden’s Mycorena has developed what it claims is the first mycoprotein-based butter prototype. The innovation could pave the way for mycoprotein to be used in alt-dairy products as well as alt-meat. To make the butter, Mycorena uses a unique fungi-based fat ingredient requiring very few additives. The new prototype is cholesterol-free, and is also lower in saturated fat than conventional butter. Ultimately, the fat ingredient could be used to develop …

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Matias Muchnick CEO - Notco

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NotCo: “Our Dream as a Company is to Reinvent the Food Industry”

Neither NotCo, nor its young CEO Matías Muchnick will need much introduction for our readers in the plant-based business industry. NotCo has been causing a stir here since its very early days. And as our readers will know, this disruptor became the first Chilean Unicorn company last year in a funding round which included investors such as Lewis Hamilton and Roger Federer, valuing NotCo at $1.5 billion. Matías Muchnick went …

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Bel Brands USA Dairy-Free Products

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Bel Group and Superbrewed Food Enter Partnership to Develop Cheeses with Postbiotic Cultured Protein

Multinational cheese leader Bel Group, which owns iconic snacking brands Babybel and Boursin, announces a strategic collaboration with fermentation startup Superbrewed Food to develop a line of cheeses with Superbrewed’s Postbiotic Cultured Protein. According to Bel, the company intends to develop a full range of cheeses, both dairy and plant-based, that incorporate Superbrewed’s Protein, a nutrient-rich ingredient made from microflora that convert plant fibers. The protein will be ready to ship …

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Wilk Team

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“World’s First” Yogurt Using Cultured Milk Fat Coming Soon from Coca-Cola-Backed Wilk

Israeli alt dairy pioneer Wilk has launched a new project to develop the first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. To be developed initially as a concept product, Wilk – developer of cell-cultured human and animal milk – claims this will be the world’s first yogurt using cell-cultured milk fat. The yogurt is planned to serve as proof of the viability of Wilk’s cell-based technology, as the company looks to minimize …

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ChickP barista coffee

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ChickP Develops High-Foaming Chickpea-Based Creamer for the Perfect Cappuccino

ChickP, Ltd., an Israel-based leader in plant proteins, this week announces the introduction of protein isolates customized for barista-style coffee drinks. The company has developed a nutritious chickpea-based creamer that contains all nine essential amino acids. The development follows the product’s success as an egg replacement for plant-based mayonnaise. ChickP states that its technology extracts pure protein from the chickpea while removing bitterness, resulting in an ingredient that demonstrates excellent …

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de niewe melkboer

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Dutch Dairy Cooperative FrieslandCampina Partners With Plant-Based Brand De Nieuwe Melkboer

Netherlands-based dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has partnered with alt-dairy producer De Nieuwe Melkboer to develop a local supply chain for milk alternatives. De Nieuwe Melkboer was created on a family dairy farm supplying milk to FrieslandCampina, after the family’s youngest generation — Bart and Tom Grobben — decided to convert the farm to produce dairy alternatives. The company has now been offering soy milk and yogurts, said to be the first …

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Wildgood Caramelized Fig Ice Cream

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Wildgood, the World’s First Olive Oil Ice Cream, Expands Gourmet Flavor Line with Caramelized Fig

Wildgood, the world’s first plant-based ice cream made with extra virgin olive oil, is expanding its gourmet lineup of flavors with Caramelized Fig. Inspired by the Mediterranean, the new variety features fig jam and caramelized sugar in a creamy olive oil-based dessert.  Backed by Stonyfield Organic co-founder Gary Hirshberg, Wildgood uses the “good fats” found in olive oil to replicate the rich textures of traditional dairy ice cream. With 2 …

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Vemondo ice cream

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World’s Ten Best Vegan Ice Creams 2022 Announced by abillion

abillion, the digital platform promoting sustainability and plant-based food, has released its awards for the World’s Ten Best Vegan Ice Creams for 2022. The awards are based on consumer ratings, the number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores.  The ten winning ice creams were determined by evaluating over 15,000 reviews from members in 77 countries, posted between 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022. The countries whose members contributed the …

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Simple Root Cream Cheese

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The Simple Root, Backed by McCain Foods, is Launching Potato-Based Creamy Spreads and Dips in US

The Simple Root, a new plant-based brand backed by frozen potato giant McCain Foods, is bringing its vegetable-forward line of dips, cream cheese and artisan-style cheese spreads to the US this fall. The brand’s refrigerated products will first appear in major and specialty retailers in the Northeast.  Through an innovative process, Simple Root uses potatoes, sweet potatoes and parsnips to create a creamy product base, then blends in wholesome ingredients …

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The Coconut Collaborative

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The Coconut Collaborative’s Plant-Based Double Cre&m to Be Served at Wimbledon

UK alt-dairy brand The Coconut Collaborative has launched a plant-based alternative to double cream. Described as “wonderfully whippable”, the cream will be offered as the dairy-free option at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. According to The Coconut Collaborative, the Double Cre&m is heat-stable and free of gluten, soy, and palm oil. It is now available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Ocado, along with wholesaler Brakes. “Being chosen as a cream option for …

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Eclipse Ice Cream

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Eclipse Foods Secures $40M in Series B to “Completely Transform” the Dairy Industry

Eclipse Foods, a leader in plant-based dairy, announces it has raised over $40M in Series B funding led by Sozo Ventures, with participation from Khaled bin Alwaleed’s KBW Ventures. The latest round brings the startup’s total fundraising amount to more than $60M. Eclipse says the funds will accelerate the brand’s retail and food service growth, increase plant-based dairy R&D, build out a top team, and expand marketing. Founded in 2019, …

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SMPL Oats Oat Milk

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Canada’s Vegano Acquires Oat Milk Brand SMPL Oats as Part of Vertical Growth Strategy

Canadian e-commerce store Vegano Foods announces it has completed its acquisition of SMPL Oats, an emerging clean-label oat milk brand, by way of a “three-cornered amalgamation”. The acquisition is Vegano’s first and marks a major milestone in the brand’s development of a vertical distribution model for scaling e-commerce opportunities on its platform.  Beginning with SMPL Oats, the company intends to purchase and invest in brands that consumers are actively seeking …

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